Taken in Glacier National Park, I couldn’t help but notice the reflection here. Hmmm…is this nature’s inspiration for a ‘snowflake’ design??

After three weeks of camping our way through the Rocky Mountains – from Colorado to Montana – as well as the Badlands and the Black Hills, we arrived home to the sweltering heat and humidity of Minnesota.  Tired and looking forward to such creature comforts as showers and comfortable beads, we also came back very much rejuvenated and inspired by the abundance of nature’s gifts.  Despite one’s best attempts at photography, it is nearly impossible to ‘capture’ the feelings one has when standing on a mountainside full of colorful spring flowers…or gazing at a mirror reflection on a lake nestled in majestic mountain ranges.   However, I can assure you that all these experiences will likely serve as a resource for future designs and creations. More…

New snowflake design used as pillow decor!

The dreary weather seems to have passed and there has been 2 wonderful days of sunshine and pleasant summer temps – enough to have caused me to sneak out of the house (despite any number of tasks that were calling my name!) and spend sometime in the garden.  However, I must admit that even as I pull weeds, trim and plant, or work the dirt, I find myself thinking about any number of quilting and felting projects.  Perhaps this is my way of multi-tasking!!  The ideas really don’t seem to stop – guess this is better than the alternative of not having any inspiration at all. More…

According to the forecast – and the rains we have been having – it appears that we here in Minnesota are in for a week of dreary and drab weather.  While I miss getting outdoors for some walking or tending to the gardens, I must also acknowledge that there is something about ‘hunkering down’ for the day that encourages the urge to create! After all, one is momentarily freed of all the outdoor work that comes with summer, especially in climates where winter is long and cold!  So there is freedom to tackle any number of projects! More…

I hope you enjoy my new site and that it may inspire you to discover just a bit more creativity than you had before your visit!  For years, I have asked myself the question, “At what age do we lose that unbridled enchantment with the world that we had as children?”  After all, if you ask a child to create, pretend, or imagine, they rarely say they can’t!  Yet somehow, as we grow, we seem to lose touch with that creative intuition.  It helps to surround ourselves with others who encourage us to dig deep and find those creative urges. More…

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